How are you getting on with your writing resolutions for the New Year?
Maybe this is the year you'll start work on The Great Novel you've been pondering for ages. Or you'll finish the one you began three years ago.
Perhaps you're wanting to make a start with your writing - give it a go. I can help with that. I have two March writing workshops focussing on journal writing and life writing. Would love to see you. I'll have more during the year.
As you sit out in the sunshine, you might be thinking of starting a journal, writing about your summer adventures - and you never know where that type of writing may lead you.
Whatever you decide, it's time to get started. The first week of the new year just feels like a great time to begin!
So what have I resolved to do with my writing in 2017?
I plan to write. That's it.
Last year I just didn't get much writing done, and by that I mean journaling, short story, life story, and my work on the book I'm writing about my Mom.
I haven't picked a specific project to work on, although the book about Mom is probably as specific as it gets.
I want to make more time to write and to make sure I do it every day. When that times rolls around each day, I want to actually sit down and do it.
You'll probably thinking, gosh that sounds a bit boring for a writing resolution but it's actually the key to the whole shooting match. If I don't sit down to write, nothing gets done.
Making the time, and sticking to a schedule, is integral to our writing work. It's the discipline that gets books written, journals done every day, and novels completed.
So whatever your writing resolutions are for the year, get stuck in, stay with it, and congratulate yourself often for hanging in there. Celebrate your writing accomplishments.
It's gonna be a great year.